How does Hamilton fare when looking at education indicators in Canada and internationally?
A study released by Statistics Canada reports that in 2016, 91% of Canadians aged 25 to 64 had at least a high school diploma or post-secondary credential, well above the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average of 78%.
Higher levels of education are generally linked to improved employment prospects.
In Hamilton, 88% of people aged 25 to 64 years have at least a high school or post secondary credential. This was well above the OECD average of 78%.
Those with a post-secondary credential have higher employment rates than people with no certificate, diploma or degree or a High school diploma or equivalency certificate.
The employment rate for those with no certificate, diploma or degree is 52.6% which is lower than the OECD average.
The employment rate for those with a post-secondary credential is 82% which is slightly below the OECD average of 84%.
People with a university certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above has the highest employment rate for the same age group at 84.1% (Data from the 2016 Census).